McDaniel Calls on Cochran to Join Amicus Brief Supporting Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare Suit

Laurel, MS – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel called on Sen. Thad Cochran to join twelve Republican Senators and 26 Representatives in the U.S. House in their amicus brief filed in support of Sen. Ron Johnson’s lawsuit filed earlier this year.

“Sen. Cochran didn’t decide to stand and fight Obamacare until he decided to run for reelection, and now that he’s asking for a seventh term in the U.S. Senate he still refuses to stand and fight,” said McDaniel. “If Senator Cochran won’t stand and fight Obamacare now, why should Mississippians believe he’ll stand and fight for them if he wins a seventh term in the U.S. Senate?”

“I support this amicus brief one hundred percent, and would absolutely have joined Senators Cruz and McCain in support of Senator Johnson’s efforts to hold the Obama administration accountable,” McDaniel said of the brief.

Thirty-eight Republicans, ranging from Sens. McCain to Cruz and Sens. Chambliss and Coburn signed the amicus brief highlighting the Obama administration’s haphazard application of the law. The brief concludes that the President’s handling of the ACA “threatens to subvert the most basic precept of our system of government.”

“The president of the United States is constitutionally obligated to take care that the law be faithfully executed; he does not have the power to modify or ignore laws that have been duly enacted by Congress and that he believes are constitutional,” the brief states.

Chris McDaniel has long been a staunch opponent of Obamacare. In 2010, McDaniel represented the state of Mississippi pro bono in a class action law suit challenging Obamacare’s constitutionality.

McDaniel has been endorsed by a wide array of elected officials and organizations, including Sarah Palin, Gary Bauer, Phyllis Schlafly, Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, Madison Project, Senate Conservatives Fund, Tea Party Express, and Tea Party Patriots, Coalition to Reduce Spending, and Young Americans for Liberty.

Chris McDaniel Press Release
4/24/14